Lancashire Woodlands Project encourages Arboricultural Association accreditation for tree contractors

The Lancashire Woodlands Project (LWP) has joined forces with the Arboricultural Association to run a workshop to encourage tree surgeons to become part of the body's approved contractor scheme.

The Arboricultural Association (AA) has been urging treecare firms in Lancashire to gain accreditation under its approved contractor scheme.

The Lancashire Woodlands Project (LWP), which encourages sustainable management of trees, will work with contractors to help them gain accreditation.

AA technical officer Paul Smith and BHA Trees director Bruce Hatton outlined the AA's approved contractor scheme to 11 Lancashire tree firms during the workshop.

LWP officer Paul Bullimore said: "If we can help some of the area's contractors to achieve accreditation we will help to raise the standards of tree care and make it easier for corporate and domestic customers alike to employ tree surgeons with much more confidence."

Local representative of the AA and consultant Ken Linford said: "Raising the standards of tree care is in everyone's interest as trees take decades to grow but can be ruined in minutes by careless work. In times of recession firms can do themselves a lot of good by investing in training and improving their standards and image with the public so that when the economy improves they are best placed to make a fast comeback."


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